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On-line Facilities From A Pioneering Age
JOHN GRUNDY celebrates the fact that in Northumberland we have some of the oldest and finest railway stations in the world.
A Symphony Of Flowers
Weeds: they can be a gardener’s nightmare, but they also provide a wonderful free show of scent and colour, says ALLAN POTTS.
182 Not Out, Longhirst Hits Winning Form
STEWART BONNEY visits Longhirst, where the 19th century country house and grounds have been transformed to accommodate a hotel, conference centre and sports facilities of special significance to cricketers across the world.
Jenny, Where Are You?
DAVID TAYLOR has successfully traced all his fellow students with whom he studied at agricultural college 52 years ago; except for one.
Reservoir Builders From A Bygone Age
RAY ION looks at how a series of open days will help to illustrate what life was like for the Victorian workers who built Catcleugh Reservoir.
Don't Miss June's Wealth Of Wildlife
ABUNDANCE — that is what June in the Northumbrian countryside says to me. It is a joyous time of light and life, with long hours of daylight and evenings made for exploring and watching our wildlife.
Spring is ending and summer is beginning, breeding time is paying off and its results are visible everywhere. Insects are hatching too, but not yet at a level of real discomfort. Every corner of our land is buzzing — quite literally — with life.
By MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of
Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
A Royal Stronghold Overlooking The Sea
GLEN LYNDON DODDS traces the mixed historical fortunes of Bamburgh’s imposing castle.
How Watertight Is Your Pet Insurance
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT warns how costly a simple omission from an animal’s insurance policy can be for its owner.
Artists Open Their Doors
Up to 90 artists will be welcoming visitors to their studios and display spaces on weekends throughout June as part of the 15th annual Summer Art Tour organised by Network Artists.
A Natural Ability To Picture The Scene
SUSAN BURKE talks to 15-year-old wildlife photographer Will Nicholls, whose work has already achieved recognition at national level.
For Three Months Only: A Flying Phenomenon
IAN KERR pays tribute to the remarkable swift and explains that, during its all-too-short time in the summer skies over Britain, its feet barely touch the ground.
A Cherished Retreat Of Charm And Colour
SUSIE WHITE revisits the garden of Hetton House, near Wooler, the home of Jane and John Lovett
The Forgotten Gem Of Lancelot's Lake
A chance find among a batch of old papers, left in a chest of drawers by his grandfather, inspired John Anderson to set about an ambitious project which will help celebrate the memory of one of Northumberland’s most famous sons. STEWART BONNEY reports.
Choosing The Quiet Old Road To Acomb
SUSAN BURKE follows the route once taken by a seventh-century Bishop of Hexham on journeys of retreat from his abbey across the Tyne.
Whinstone Tops The Bill At This Rock Festival
The Seaside Rock Festival may sound like Glastonbury with sand, but its aim is very different, offering valuable clues about why our coastline looks the way it does today.
Assets Which Have Risen From The Ashes
Snake scarer, source of walking sticks, even the Norse tree of life… TONY JOISCE looks at the many uses and superstitions associated with the ash tree.
A Lonely Reminder Of An Old Droving Route
JOHN SURGEY embarks on a circular walk from Bellingham which takes in a once-important crossing point over the River Rede.
On The Run In Wildest South Tynedale
What strenuous challenges await runners embarking on a training programme based at the site of an old prisoner of war camp? CATH HARRIS recalls her recent stay at Featherstone Castle.
Kielder Prepares For Osprey Watch
A PAIR of breeding ospreys — one of the rarest birds of prey in this country — are expected to be a star attraction for Kielder over the coming weeks.
New long distance walk
Four stars for hotel
Doug Hall - photographer
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